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SRP adds to November rate hike, average electric bill rises $12 monthly

Salt River Project will increase the average residential customers’ utility bill nearly $12 a month beginning in November. The SRP board of directors approved the increase Tuesday, March 28. …

ECM Technologies is finalist for Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence awards

ECM Technologies, a company for HVAC efficiency and energy conservation, has announced its naming as a finalist in the Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence awards for its signature product, …

Celebrity spotting at Scottsdale's Hash Kitchen

Former professional basketball player Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls and Gabrielle Union-Wade, actress in “Bring It On,” “Bad Boys” and …

Scottsdale volunteer receives national recognition

Scottsdale mom and volunteer Shero Cara Nowak has been recognized nationally for her contributions at Desert Sky Montessori school. As part of her award granted by nonprofit foundation Building Hope, …


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Lookout Home Watch earns accreditation for ninth year

Lookout Home Watch has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association for the ninth year. The National Home Watch Association was formed in 2009 in order to establish and maintain the …

The Singletons raise $120,000 for cancer patients

The third annual Swing Into Spring Casino & Cocktail Social benefiting The Singletons, held on Feb. 25, raised over $120,000 for the nonprofit through ticket sales, sponsorship, and auction bids. …

American Lung Association hosts Fight for Air Climb

In Arizona, there are more than 923,000 people living with lung disease, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and others. To help fund the American Lung …

Arizona Women’s Partnership awards $33,500 in grants

The Arizona Women’s Partnership, an all-volunteer philanthropic nonprofit, is pleased to announce the awarding of a total of $33,500 to their 2023 grant recipients: About Care for the …
Scottsdale Opinions with Civility
Betty Janik

Janik: Road diets — to be or not to be

On March 21, City Council approved lane reductions (road diets) for 68th Street from Osborn north to Indian School. This continues to spark controversy. Over 30 individuals spoke at the meeting …
Justin Marsh

Marsh: 5 ways to boost your mood

Spring is finally here, and this time of year can positively impact our mood and well-being. This impact is primarily due to warmer weather, which increases our exposure to sunlight and promotes …

Schwartz: EPCOR water solution best for Rio Verde Foothills, Scottsdale

Not one drop of Scottsdale’s water nor one cent of Scottsdale’s budget is needed to help the residents of Rio Verde Foothills however a solution to provide them water still alludes …
Larry F. Waldman

Waldman: Helpful tips on managing anxiety

Anxiety is the second most common form of mental health disorder, next to depression. In many cases, though, depressed individuals also struggle with anxiety and many anxious people frequently …

Holt: HB 2404 misunderstands the franchise business model

Franchising is often misunderstood. While generally thought of as only quick service restaurants, the franchise model boasts businesses from birdfeed to scrap metal stores and home healthcare to …
Suzanne Klapp

Klapp: ‘Billionaires Tax’ is back on the table and we are also on the menu

Here we go again. In another attempt to squeeze more dollars from the American people and into the hands of federal bureaucrats, the administration is yet again pushing their so-called …

Alper: Jim Bruner’s must-read Scottsdale book

My friend Jim Bruner has written a biography that’s a must-read for those of us who love Scottsdale. Jim’s impressive hard-cover book, “Behind the Scenes,” is fun to read, …

Martin: Make the tax code fair for everyone

President Biden has released his new budget. Among his many priorities, a huge one is making the tax code fairer for everyday Americans. I agree and there are two things Congress could do right …

Whitehead: Scottsdale, county IGA should be reconsidered

Last Friday, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted down the intergovernmental agreement to deliver water to the unincorporated residents in Rio Verde Foothills. This is the second time …

Fudala: Memorial for the Fallen represents the best of Scottsdale

As a Scottsdale community historian, I’ve had the privilege of researching and sharing Scottsdale veterans’ history at events, meetings and in history columns. I’ve made it my …
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Werner’s presence on the committee creates a chilling effect for other committee members considering which curriculum supplemental materials to use in the district, Hart-Wells says. Werner says her presence on the committee creates dialogue between school officials and community members.

Scottsdale school board members disagree about alleged conflict of interest

Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board Vice President Carine Werner’s presence on the district’s supplemental material’s committee is creating a conflict of interest, …
International School of Arizona's Student Council donated to the Sojourner Center.

International School of Arizona Student Council donates to its community

International School of Arizona’s Student Council, made up of 10 current ISA students and led by Susan Butler, donated over $1,500 in toiletries to the Sojourner Center, a safe haven from …
SFE Future Foodies is a new nutrition education program for K-12 students.

Southwest Foodservice Excellence launches SFE Future Foodies

From the classroom to cafeteria, students will get an in-depth look at their food with SFE Future Foodies, a new nutrition education program from Southwest Foodservice Excellence, a national …
The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board recently had mixed reactions to pursuing an anti-vaping resolution.

Scottsdale Unified reaches settlement in multi-district Juul Labs lawsuit

Scottsdale Unified School District has approved a settlement and release of claims as part of a multi-district lawsuit against Juul Labs Inc. for its manufacturing and distribution of electronic cigarettes and vapes.
Scottsdale Unified School District officially selected its new superintendent after the Governing Board extended a contract to Dr. Scott Menzel at its March 17 meeting.

Scottsdale Schools leaders to pursue social media lawsuit

The Scottsdale Unified School District is preparing to join a lawsuit against social media platforms for its impact to students’ mental health.
Scottsdale Entertainment
Join a two-mile bike ride from Mountain View Park to Mustang Library on April 1 for the inaugural Bike to Read event in Scottsdale.

Scottsdale hosts first-ever ‘Ride to Read’ event

Scottsdale Public Library and the city’s transportation and street department invites the public to celebrate Bike Month with a new event, Ride to Read. The two-mile family-friendly bike …
An 'Intimate Look In' exhibit featuring the works of Cam deCaussin and Marilyn Szabo will be showing through April 2, at Royse Contemporary, 7077 E. Main Street., Suite 6, Scottsdale.

Royse Contemporary to host ArT PaRtY, March 23

The public is invited to an ArT PaRtY, hosted by Royse Contemporary, with art, wine, hors d’oeuvres and a chance to meet the featured artists from 6 to 9 p.m., March 23.
Southwest Shakespeare is bringing the hilarious comedy “The Alchemist” to Taliesin West April 13 - 16.

Southwest Shakespeare brings ‘The Alchemist' to Taliesin West

Southwest Shakespeare is bringing the hilarious comedy “The Alchemist” to Taliesin West April 13 - 16. Set in London during the plague of the 1600s, “The Alchemist” is an …
The Valley of the Sun JCC's Family Fun Weekend will have a dance, 5K and superhero run.

Family weekend with The J coming up April 1–2

The Valley of the Sun JCC in Scottsdale will host a special “Family Fun Weekend” on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2. The public is invited to attend, both members and non-members. …
The Scottsdale Philharmonic announces Program for May 7 Concert with a Masterpiece of Russian Music as well as a special tribute to jazz great Louis Armstrong.

Scottsdale Philharmonic offers Russian masterpiece, tribute to Louis Armstrong

The Scottsdale Philharmonic has announced the musical program for its next concert on May 7, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts, 7380 East Second St. Led by Principal …
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